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If We Controlled Your Remote… 7/28/19

Have you ever been at a loss as to what to watch? Too many shows to pick from? We’re here to give you our opinions on what we feel is worth watching. Check it out and then let us know in the comments below what you’re choosing for tonight!

Phoebe’s Choice

An exciting new Epix Original debuts tonight that is yet another DC Universe, Batman-related, live-action series that will not feature Batman directly. Pennyworth instead will follow the adventures of the only non-costumed detective to be allowed in the Batcave: the butler Alfred Pennyworth. The show takes place after World War II, with Alfred fresh out of the British Special Forces. He is very much a bad-ass with hand-to-hand skills that rival old Bat’s. He is also young and in love and trying to establish himself as a savvy security consultant. Fortunately young bachelor Thomas Wayne has a price on his head and needs security, so I think they can work something out. I got to see the screener for the debut – and without spoilers, it is flat-out smashing. Ka-pow!

The other Bat-related shows are the recently completed Gotham and the soon-to-debut Batwoman. Batwoman will be a part of both the Arrowverse in general and the Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover coming next winter. Oh, I just remembered an honorable mention for Bat-related show that tangentially featured Bruce Wayne: Powerless. What I am getting at here is that it feels like they are getting ready to try a Batman show sometime this century. I’m hoping for it anyway. Till then, we have Pennyworth.

On tonight’s 70-minute premiere, “Pilot,” just out of the English air service, Alfred Pennyworth finds himself at loose ends and endeavors to start a security company.

I’ll also be watching Perpetual Grace, LTD, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, & Ripley’s Believe It or Not.

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